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Anti-Muslim Protests at Texas Capitol

Anti-Muslim Protests at Texas Capitol
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By Laila Khalili
Featured Image by Mark Wiggins, KVUE News Austin

 

Today is Texas Muslim Capitol Day. With the 84th Texas legislative session underway, many organizations are arranging field trips to Austin, providing the opportunity for Texans to take a tour under the pink dome, ask questions of their representatives, and experience our beautiful capitol.

The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) organized Texas Muslim Capitol Day. From their website:

In the morning, sessions on political activism will be held. In the afternoon we meet with our state representatives.

Texas Muslim Capitol Day 2015 is an opportunity for community members to learn about the democratic political process and how to be an advocate for important issues.

 

But for Texas State Representative Molly White (R-Belton), Muslim Texans are not welcome at their own statehouse:

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What is particularly astounding — and all of it is astounding, to be clear — is the purpose of the Israeli flag. Are visitors to her office meant to announce allegiance to the Israeli government as well?

 

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Outside the Capitol many gathered to protest Texas Muslim Capitol Day, bearing signs saying “Radical Islam is the New Nazi” and “Go Home & Take Obama With You.”

 

 

State Representative Mary González (D-Clint), expressed her sorrow at seeing young school children being yelled at simply because they are Muslim:

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Being American and being Muslim are not mutually exclusive. Texas is home to over 26 million people from myriad backgrounds, and our elected officials have a duty to meet with them regardless of their religion, race, or national origin. This vitriol directed at Texan Muslims is reprehensible and should not be tolerated.

 

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If you’d like to contact Rep. Molly White’s office to let her know that discrimination against Muslims is not the Texas way, you can do so here.

 

UPDATE: Check out these videos from the Texas Tribune. Such disrespect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Common Sense

    Please google Dr. Bill Warner and watch some of his videos. Then google
    “Muslim demographics”. Then ask the Christians in Egypt, Iraq, Turkey,
    Syria just to name a few how “tolerate” muslims are when they become a
    majority.
    Europe is gone by 2050 under shariah law. It is a given.
    Western civilization is under assault and most people are oblivious. At
    least research it for your children’s sake. That’s called being Progressive and Informed.

    • MoRocka Dishoom

      “Europe is gone by 2050. It is a given”… Wow, to imagine the panic you must live in.

      lol, you are a complete moron. How about instead of limiting the plight of other people to improve their lives and live the American dream, you work harder to fulfill your own potential. No one is taking your “western civilization” values and dreams away from you, you moron. Just because you’re too insecure in your ability to sustain your own values, doesn’t mean someone is taking them away. It just means you’re too weak to carry your values alone and you need all of society to be identical to you for you to maintain your identity.

      You’re soft serve ice cream bro… Level up and recognize that your insecurities have ruined your ability to be truly informed. You’re a scared and sad person, and that FEAR you promote, is the same message terrorism spreads…

      Ultimately, I’m calling you a terrorist…

      • Bob Nelsen

        Bravo, well said.